Customs Taxable Elements

In view of the current developments with regard to the coronavirus, this training will only be available online on 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26 June 2020.

To be able to calculate the customs duties to be paid when trading goods, three factors have to be taken into consideration: the value of the goods, the customs tariff to be applied and the origin of the goods. The purpose of this program is to explore these three areas. The module will be supervised by Mr. Patricio Diaz Gavier, lawyer, specialized in customs matters.

Target audience

This advanced module can be taken by participants who have already passed the basic programme or can prove that they have obtained an equivalent degree of experience.

Course information

This module consists of five days of classes on 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26 June 2020 from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 1.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. 

All classes are taught in English and involve a high degree of interaction. Participants who attend at least 80% of the classes and pass the exam at the end of the advanced module receive a certificate.


The exam will take place on Friday 3 July 2020 from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Foreign participants are offered the opportunity to take the exam from a distance. Location: Stadscampus, room C204.

Competence level

This advanced module is designed to ensure participants achieve an operational level of competence (Level 2 of the EU Customs Competency Framework: solving problems independently).

Course materials

Digital course materials are provided (e.g. PowerPoints, court bundles (legal doctrine, case law)). These digital course materials will be made available through the university’s electronic learning environment.


The classes will take place online through the university's electronic learning environment. 

Tuition fees

The fee is EUR 1.350 and covers registration and study materials.

Nexus is recognised as a training provider in the SME Portfolio (KMO portefeuille) system. Using this system could enable participants to save up to 30% of the registration fee. SME Portfolio applications must be submitted no later than 14 days after the course start date. The participant undertakes to respect the rules set out by the Agency for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The accreditation number for Nexus Antwerp’s SME portfolio is DV.O100321.


  • The Institute of Accountants and Tax Consultants has accredited the full programme as a continuing education programme (6h/day course).
  • The Institute for Legal Training (IGO) has accredited this programme (5 days). 
  • This training is recognized by the Flemish government concerning het 'Vlaams opleidingsverlof' and within PC 226.


The module is taught by a team of lecturers with relevant expertise from the academic world, the government sector, the private sector and the legal profession. The module will be supervised by Mr. Patricio Diaz Gavier, lawyer, specialized in customs matters.



Antwerp Tax Academy Stadscampus
S.V. 091
Venusstraat 23
2000 Antwerp
Tel. + 32 3 265 31 15

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